I was now trying to reprogram my cooking making mind back to what I had been avoiding all these years. From the "Oh, man" I hear with each bite, I think I may have succeeded.
There is some extra work involved with this recipe. If you follow it (i.e. all the specific amounts, temps) you will see it is worth it!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup salted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, room temperature
1 egg yolk, room temperature
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Stir together flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until creamy.
Add flour mixture (that you set aside in first step), stirring until JUST blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Refrigerate minimum of 45 minutes. You want the batter to set up enough that when a spoon is put in it, it is somewhat like "quicksand" to get back out. You can keep these refrigerated up to 2 days before baking.
Preheat oven to 325. Grease cookie sheet.
Drop about 1/4 a cup at a time of cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Place dough 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly toasted. The middle may look slightly undone, but the cookies will continue to set up outside the oven. Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
When still slightly warm, transfer to airtight container to keep the cookies softness.
*keep batter refrigerated between batches when baking.